Item FC 3213 L55 020.015 - 1846 (Feb) from G.W. Saxton to Smithurst

Transcript 1846 Feb 16 - Letter from Saxton

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1846 (Feb) from G.W. Saxton to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.015

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  • February 16, 1846 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper with integral address face. Embossed seal, small circle around cameo of bald male.

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Vicar's warden at Matlock Bath Parish Church in Derbyshire, England. Secretary to the local chapter of the Church Missionary Society.

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Place: Matlock Bath [Derbyshire, England]

From: G.W. Saxton

To: Rev. J. Smithurst

Delivery: Likely enclosed with Anne Alsop's letter of February 7, 1846.

Details: 3pp with integral address face

Notes: George W. Saxton was the secretary of the Matlock Church Missionary Society and writes this letter to reach out to Rev. Smithurst whom he admires for his missionary work. He mentions the Arkwright family, the church at Cromford, and the generous financial donations of Mr. Beaumont which have covered various expenses of the Matlock Bath church. Mr. Saxton goes into great detail about the Matlock Bath church and future plans. He mentions that his parents are dead and that his widowed brother preaches at the parish of Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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